Samuel Tucker to the American Commissioners8
ALS: American Philosophical Society
<Bordeaux, April 29, 1778: I have received your orders but cannot carry them out immediately; repairs will take another two weeks and more. Mr. Livingston will be my second lieutenant,9 and I am obliged to you.>
8. Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 73.
9. In the commissioners’ letter of the 13th they had recommended Livingston as first officer, but Adams hoped he would agree to be second: ibid., p. 68.